We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an EXQUISITE ANTIQUE ASIAN HAND PAINTED PAPER MACHE MINIATURE DISPLAY SHELF!
We will be offering several antique DISPLAY ITEMS from the same collection in the next few days, and this GORGEOUS little shelf is TWO OF TWO antique hand painted paper mache pieces which we are showing here and will be offering under separate listings, but both PERFECT to exhibit a porcelain figurine or to showcase a favorite ANTIQUE DOLL!
As common with these wonderful antique miniature paper mache display pieces, it is a FOLDING SHELF, and when unfolded and ready for display measures a total of 7"tall, a GENEROUS 9 1/2" wide across the back and 4 7/8" deep in the center! It is made of black lacquered paper mache wood and features three different ELABORATE Oriental domestic vignettes featuring different gatherings of Asian people in outdoor scenes, all delicately HAND PAINTED in vibrant gold and red colors, with rich ivory contrasts! The top of the shelf is fashioned into a semi-circle and is BEAUTIFULLY SCALLOPED, edged in gilded paint, and there are two holes on each side of the top pedestal part in which to hang the shelf! There is some minor age wear, but overall in EXCELLENT CONDITION ready for display in the perfect place!
Typically these miniature shelves were used to display an object d'art such as porcelain figurines or tiny vases; we think it could be used for a VARIETY of display purposes such as a pedestal to show off your FAVORITE antique doll! Because of the small size of the shelf for scale purposes we have chosen to display our 13" antique French Fashion doll with a pair of miniature painted urns which are not included in this listing but we are selling in a separate offering for your consideration!
This EXQUISITE ANTIQUE ASIAN HAND PAINTED PAPER MACHE MINIATURE DISPLAY SHELF is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-------------an ELABORATE display piece for your most COVETED TREASURES!
We will be offering several other antique and vintage display items from the same collection in the next few weeks, so please be sure to check our listings frequently!
Please note that the items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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